Recipe Time: Portobello Mushroom Pizzas

As much as I love science, makeup, and beauty, I also love to cook and try new recipes (especially healthy ones). So, when I found this recipe last year, I was so excited to try it. After that, this recipe has been one of my go-to’s when entertaining because it is easy, super cute, and TASTY.

This recipe is for Portobello Mushroom Pizzas, where the Portobello mushroom replaces the pizza dough. It makes the perfect little individual pizza, and they are so yummy. What I love about them is that they really only have five essential ingredients:

  1. Portobello Mushrooms
  2. Tomato Sauce (I used an Italian Nepoletana Sauce from the brand Cirio)
  3. Shredded Cheese (I used Mozzarella)
  4. Oil (I used Grapeseed Oil)
  5. Seasoning
    (I used Mr. Dash Original)

So those are the essentials in order to make the base of the pizza. Of course, you can add anything you want on top or even beneath the cheese to spice-up and customize the recipe. So, after these main ingredients are used you can really use any type of topping of your choice. This is why I love this recipe, you can make the little pizzas as complicated as you want or as simple as you want, so they are super versatile.

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. While the oven is heating up, prepare a cookie sheet with some oil and seasoning, to avoid sticking.
  2. Wash and prepare the Portobello mushrooms. Since mushrooms are very absorbent, take a damp paper towel and wipe the mushroom to clean it, removing any dirt. Cut off the stem of the mushroom as well.
  3. Using a pastry brush, brush oil all over the mushrooms. Be careful not to add too much or else the mushrooms will be quite oily. Remember the mushrooms are very absorbent so a little will go a long way. Also, add some seasoning to the gills of the mushrooms.
  4. Cook the mushrooms on the cookie sheet gills down for 20 minutes. Add a little more season to the cap of the mushrooms. If you notice excess oil after the 20 minutes of cooking, feel free to remove it by patting the mushrooms with paper towel.
  5. Now it is time to dress your mushrooms. To the gills, add the sauce and shredded cheese (and any toppings of choice).
  6. Put the mushrooms back into the oven, this time gills up. Keep them in just until the cheese is nice and melted (usually around 5 mins).
  7. Remove the mushrooms and serve warm.

This is one of my favourite recipes when I am craving a pizza, since they are delicious and free of any grains. It’s a great meal to enjoy when entertaining or just as an everyday dinner. I love these little pizzas, and I hope you do too!

XOXO,

Pink and Premed

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